May 17, 2019
This week in Parliament the Palaszczuk Labor Government granted itself the right to enter and cross private land without the knowledge of the owner, without obtaining the owner’s consent; in fact, without giving so much as a notice of entry.
Why isn’t this being shouted from the roof tops? Because it was buried in one clause of a 252 page “omnibus” bill.Read more
KEEP ON TRUCKING
April 18, 2019
Bill Shorten’s campaign promise to move Australia’s new vehicle fleet to 50 per cent electric vehicles by 2030 is causing lots of excitement.Read more
SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH
April 5, 2019
Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition is an overlooked job description these days
but it is still an accurate one, despite everything.
“Her Majesty” gets a mention because “the Crown” includes the state interests of Queensland and the interests of the people of Queensland.
The “Loyal” is in there to show the Opposition should represent those interests if the Government fails to do so.
Parliament last week was a copybook example.Read more
CHANGES COST RATEPAYERS
March 22, 2019
Labor is planning monumental changes to local government that will cost ratepayers $10 million, introduce senate style voting to council elections and lead to party politics being foisted onto ratepayers.
COAL INDUSTRY SHUTDOWN
March 8, 2019
When somebody shows you who they are – believe them; the first time!
Last week in parliament, Jackie Trad showed us clearly who she is.
What sort of person is so brutally cheerful about the loss of thousands of coal mining jobs?Read more
February 22, 2019
A Report from the North West Floods
I spent last Friday and Saturday visiting flood-affected communities across Queensland’s north west with Deb Frecklington and then visiting my own constituents in flooded parts of Gregory.
I can’t begin to tell you how badly it has been hit.Read more
THREAT TO AGRICULTURE
February 8, 2019
The latest attack on Queensland agriculture has left me shaking my head in anger and disbelief.
The publication of the personal details of Queensland farmers on the deceptively named “Aussie Farms” website by animal rights activists is more than a gross invasion of privacy. It is a threat against farmers and their families and an incitement to break the law.Read more